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imperium

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noun im·pe·ri·um \im-ˈpir-ē-əm\

Definition of imperium

  1. 1 a :  supreme power or absolute dominion :  control b :  empire 1 c :  empire 2

  2. 2 :  the right to command or to employ the force of the state :  sovereignty



Examples of imperium in a sentence

  1. <a nation whose economic imperium waned after the war>



Origin and Etymology of imperium

Latin — more at empire


First Known Use: 1651


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